Fooducate, a team of parents, dietitians, and techies doing what they can to help you make better choices for you and your family, released a list of ten reasons you should eat more strawberries. Their list of reasons covers many of the popular health benefits strawberries provide as well as their delicious flavor!
You might say that Florida strawberries are the best tasting daily supplement you can take!
Raise your hand if you don’t like strawberries…This gift to mankind from mother nature may be the ultimate snack. Here’s why you should be eating more.
ONE A 1-cup serving (8 strawberries) has less than 50 calories!
TWO That single serving has less than 3 teaspoons of sugar. It also has 3 grams worth of fiber to help mitigate any blood sugar spikes.
THREE Consume only six to eight berries and you’re done with your vitamin C needs for an entire day!
FOUR Ripe strawberries are so sweet that you don’t need to add sugar, or dip them in chocolate to improve their taste. They are perfect!
FIVE A serving of strawberries is also a decent source of potassium (7 percent of the daily value), sorely lacking in the modern American diet.
But wait, there’s more…
SIX Strawberries are a top contender for the antioxidant powerhouse of the year award. Rich with red pigment anthocyanins, strawberries can potentially help prevent cancer.
SEVEN Strawberries are available year round, but during the summer you can most likely find them for cheap at a local farmer’s market.
EIGHT Folate and manganese are also found amply in strawberries. Manganese helps bones and folate is important for moms to be.
NINE Strawberries are easy to prepare and eat – no messy peeling, cooking, slicing or dicing.
TEN It’s easy to add strawberries to other dishes – try them as a yogurt topping, in a shake or added to a green salad.
What’s your favorite way to consume strawberries?
You should head on over to the Fooducate website and check out all the incredible information and services they provide for free. This includes an extensive nutritional information database as well as wonderful iPhone and Android apps! One of the most helpful services is their food grading system which can help you make smarter, healthier decisions in the grocery aisle.
Fooducate’s algorithm is based on information that is publicly available on a product’s package: the nutrition facts panel and the ingredient list. We do not receive any additional information from manufacturers.
The algorithm rewards minimally processed, nutrient dense foods with the highest grades. This means that real foods, with intrinsic nutrients will score better than processed foods that are poor in built-in nutrients and use fortification as a means to appear healthy.
Happy to say that our strawberries get an A rating, their highest possible rating! And best news of all? The Florida strawberry growing season is just around the corner! Soon we’ll be getting the fields ready for plants just in time for the kickoff to winter!
Delicious Florida strawberries are just just a handful of months away!